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Rail development on track despite inefficiencies

The development of railway sector is one of the macro policies of the Iranian government as it has been emphasized by the general policies of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021).

5 Foreign Banks Licensed by Iran

The Central Bank of Iran has released the names of 40 registered banks and credit institutions...

Deal with Total probably finalized within a month: official

Iranian Deputy Oil Minister in International Affairs and Trading Amir Hossein Zamaninia said the deal with Total based on the new oil contracts (known as IPC) will be probably finalized at most within a month, ISNA reported on Sunday.

Iran-EU trade up 171% in Jan.

The European Union’s trade with Iran amounted to €1.55 billion in January 2017, a 171 percent rise compared to the first month of 2016, based on the latest figures released by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat.

S.Korea's March crude imports from Iran hit record high

South Korea's intake of Iranian crude oil soared to a record high in March and its first-quarter crude imports from Iran nearly doubled on year, reflecting Tehran's efforts to raise output after the lifting of sanctions early last yea

BP to operate joint North Sea field with Iran

BP and Iran's state-run oil company received a license from the U.S. Treasury last year to operate their joint gas field in the North Sea following the lifting of Western sanctions on Tehran, BP said on Thursday.

NDF to receive 30% of Iran’s oil revenue

Iran will allocate 30% of its oil revenue to the National Development Fund (NDF), Mohammad-Mehdi Mofatteh, the spokesman for the parliament (Majlis) ad hoc budget review committee, said after a meeting of the committee on Saturday.

S.Korea's Dec. Iran crude imports surge 648.2% on year

South Korea's Iranian crude oil imports in December soared nearly eight times greater than a year ago, and its 2016 crude imports from Tehran more than doubled from 2015 levels, following last January's lifting of sanctions targeting the Mideast nati

Vitol clinches $1b pre-finance oil deal with Iran: sources

The world's largest oil trader, Vitol, has clinched a deal with the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) to loan it an equivalent of $1 billion in euros guaranteed by future exports of refined products, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Iran to finalize Airbus deal by Friday: minister

Iran is to finalize aircraft purchase deal with the European plane maker Airbus by Friday, Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi told Tasnim news agency on Sunday.

What to Know About Doing Business in Iran By Matthew Spivack

Foreign companies, foreign governments, and Iranians expected to see improvements to Iran’s investment climate after implementing a nuclear deal and sanctions relief in the country. But peruse some of the recent headlines about Iran, and you might wo

Tayyebnia confers with counterparts on banking ties

Iran's Economy Minister Tayyebnia met counterparts from Turkey, Italy and India on the sidelines of World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2016 in Washington DC.

Poland's LOTOS, Iran may ink long-term supply contract

After receiving two million barrels of Iranian oil last month, Poland's integrated oil company, Grupa LOTOS, may now sign a long-term oil supply contract with Iran, the refiner's deputy head said Thursday.

Iran signals more willingness for OPEC action to boost oil price

Iran is sending positive signals that it may support joint action to prop up the oil market, sources in OPEC and the oil industry said, potentially aiding efforts to revive a global deal on freezing production levels at talks next month.

RENPOWER IRAN 2016 6th and 7th November, 2016 at Iran's Ministry Of Energy Conference Hall

Iran Infrastructure, Power & Renewable Energy Investment Conference 6th and 7th November, 2016 at Iran's Ministry Of Energy Conference Hall,Tehran,Ministry of Energy (in the main Conference Hall).:

Poland's Lotos expecting Iran's oil in Gdansk Sunday

Poland's second biggest refiner Lotos said on Friday that it expects oil supplies from Iran to arrive in Gdansk port at the Baltic Sea on Sunday.

Foreign firms hugely invest in Iran’s oil, gas

Spectacular presence of the foreign companies in Iran’s international oil and gas exhibition shows the companies’ enthusiasm for strengthening post-sanctions relations with Iranian firms as several agreements have been signed during the event which k

Iran confirms selling 2m barrels of oil to Poland

Poland's Grupa Lotos has bought 2 million barrels of crude from Iran in a one-off purchase, an Iranian oil official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the oil ministry's news agency SHANA. Mohsen Ghamsari, the director for international affairs at N

Daimler vows to take China off Iran roads

Daimler says its trucks division will start the deliveries of Mitsubishi Fuso brand in Iran later this year.

Essar Oil pays $500m to Iran via new channel

India's Essar Oil has paid $500 million to Iran via a new payment channel opened recently to clear one-fifth of its outstanding debts.

Iran looks to Iraq as a big market for trade

Iran finds neighboring Iraq its closest ally in the Arab world as well as a big market for its domestically produced goods.

Iranian firm building first catamaran passenger ship

An Iranian company has begun to manufacture the country’s first catamaran passenger ferry with a capacity to carry scores of people

Iranian firm building first catamaran passenger ship

An Iranian company has begun to manufacture the country’s first catamaran passenger ferry with a capacity to carry scores of people.

Iran to set up financial hub in south

Iran says it is preparing to launch a financial hub in its southern Qeshm Island – a plan which is expected to facilitate the country’s overseas financial transactions currently under strains as a result of the remaining US sanctions

Iran signs contracts with major European companies for crude sale

Iran has signed contracts with major European companies for the sale of crude oil, five months after the implementation of the last year’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and six global powers, a senior Iranian official says

Jump in foreign investments in Iran’s OTC

Iran’s media have reported a major rise in foreign investments made in the so-called over-the-counter (OTC) market or better known in Tehran as Fara Bourse

Iran in talks with giants on mining plans

Iran said on Thursday that it is discussing with several global industrial giants over investments in the country’s key mining projects

Major rise in Germany’s exports to Iran

The latest official figures show that German exports to Iran rose significantly in the first quarter following the removal of international sanctions against the country

Major rise in Germany’s exports to Iran

The latest official figures show that German exports to Iran rose significantly in the first quarter following the removal of international sanctions against the country.

India's Essar April oil imports from Iran jump 48%

India's Essar Oil, the top Indian buyer of Iranian crude, imported 47.7 percent more Iranian oil in April compared with a year ago, according to tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources and ship-tracking services on the Thomson Reuters termina

Croatian president to visit Iran next week for talks

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran to hold talks with the country’s officials on a range of issues.

Europe refiners step up Iran oil imports

Two more European refiners have booked oil cargoes from Iran since sanctions were lifted on Tehran which is ramping up production to regain market share.

South Africa president due in Tehran tomorrow

The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma will lead a high-level delegation on a state visit to Iran on Sunday and Monday.

EU sees significant role for Iranian LNG in Europe

Iranian liquefied natural gas could start to play a significant part of the European Union's energy mix after the next three to four years, the bloc's energy chief said after meeting officials to map out future energy ties.

Markazi Province hosts 30,000 foreign tourists

Markazi Province has always been a main destination for Iranian and foreign tourists in view of its numerous tourist attractions, including historical monuments. The city of Mahallat — famous for its large flower gardens — has augmented the province

South Korea imports 80% more Iran oil year-on-year in March

South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil surged 81 percent in March from the same month a year earlier following the lifting of sanctions against Iran, customs data showed on Friday.

Iran, EU ready to promote bilateral cooperation

Iran and the European Union have underscored their determination to promote their bilateral relations in various areas, particularly economy, as well as cooperation on other issues of international importance.

Iran, India sign oil, energy agreement

Iran and India have signed an agreement to boost oil and energy cooperation

‘OMV ready to resume Iran oilfield work’

Austrian energy company OMV has announced its readiness to resume developing the Cheshmeh Khosh oilfield in western Iran, a report says

India, Iran move to expand energy ties

Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will visit Iran in the coming days for important talks, including on purchase of more oil, development of a giant gas field and investment in petrochemical projects

India’s crude imports from Iran highest in five years

India’s crude oil imports from Iran have topped 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), reaching the highest level in at least five years

Iran, Pakistan seek to increase trade volume to $5bn

Iran and Pakistan have agreed to adopt necessary strategies and make use of their capacities to increase the volume of bilateral trade to USD 5 billion

Prince Charles wants to visit Iran: Paper

Britain’s Prince Charles plans to visit Iran for the first official royal trip in more than 40 years, The Sunday Times reports

Russia plans ‘green corridors’ for Iran

Russia says it is establishing “green corridors” on its Caspian coasts to receive agricultural products from Iran

Bank Muscat plans to open branch in Tehran

Muscat: Bank Muscat, the Sultanate’s biggest financial institution, plans to open a branch in Tehran, said a senior official of Central Bank of Iran here on Wednesday

Iran offers ample investment opportunities for Oman

Muscat: Iran offers ample investment opportunities for Omani entrepreneurs as the country is gearing up to execute several projects in a wide range of industries

Singapore business delegation heads to Iran

TODAY reports: Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Mr S Iswaran will accompany a 57-strong delegation to Tehran to explore new opportunities as the country reintegrates into the global economy

SBP Clears Financial Transactions With Iran

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan has cleared all commercial banks and financial institutions for business with Iran, paving the way for the two countries to resume regular business activity that was hampered by years of sanctions

Iran tourism industry attracting attentions

Attractions of Iran’s tourism industry are drawing a stronger attention now that the country has opened its doors in light of the removal of economic sanctions last month

Iran, Japan sign investment pact to lure wary Japanese firms

Iran and Japan signed an investment agreement on Friday following the lifting of sanctions on Tehran last month, aimed at encouraging investment in the Iranian economy from Japanese companies wary of remaining US restrictions

Japan Set to Resume Business With Iran

TOKYO—Japan signed an investment treaty with Iran on Friday, joining China and others in a scramble for business as sanctions on the Middle East’s second-largest economy are lifted

Minister Calls for Japanese Automakers’ Investment in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance called on the giant automaker Toyota and other Japanese auto manufacturing companies to invest in Iran as much as their French rivals, including Peugeot-Citroen and Renault, which are

First Europe bank to open Iran office

Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) says it wants to open a branch in Tehran “as quickly as possible,” becoming the first foreign lender to set up shop in Iran after the lifting of sanctions.

Rouhani invites U.S. firms to invest in changing Iranian economy

DUBAI Iran has no problem with U.S. companies investing in its economy and creating joint ventures, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, and he called for foreign investment and diversification away from oil

Rouhani invites U.S. firms to invest in changing Iranian economy

Iran has no problem with U.S. companies investing in its economy and creating joint ventures, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, and he called for foreign investment and diversification away from oil

Linde, Mitsui plan $4bn investment in Iran

Germany-based Linde, a leading industrial gases company, and Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals plan to invest $4 billion into petrochemical projects in Iran, said a senior official in a report

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Paris to court investors

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Paris on Wednesday on the second leg of a whirlwind tour promoting his country's opening to the world economy now that nuclear-related sanctions have been lifted

Iran Is Back in Business

ostracized as a pariah for almost four decades, Iran is back in business in a mere ten days—and with both East and West

Griffon Starts $108 Million Fund to Invest in Iranian Stocks

Griffon Capital, a Tehran-based firm set up by a group of international and Iranian investors including Xanyar Kamangar in anticipation of Iran’s nuclear deal, is seeking to raise 100 million euros ($108.2 million) by the end of the year for a new of

Greece to restart crude oil purchases from Iran

Greece's biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum agreed on Friday to buy crude oil from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the first European refiner to restart trade relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions, Reuters repo

Iran capitalises on sanctions removal with slew of deals with western businesses

Western businesses are jockeying for investment opportunities in Iran as the country regains access to the global financial system following the lifting of sanctions at the weekend

Iran hopes for $50bn in investment as sanctions lifted

Iran’s president promised a flood of investment as Iranians celebrated the lifting of sanctions that have left the country outside the global economy for more than a decade

Companies rush to invest in Iran after deal

DUBAI — Iran ordered a sharp increase in oil output yesterday to take immediate advantage of the lifting of international sanctions, and some foreign firms raced to snap up deals as Tehran emerges from years of international isolation

Iran emerges as market of the future

After years of tough United Nations sanctions on Iran, on areas such as banking, steel, shipping and aviation, global companies are hoping to cash in on the expected trade boom. And it is not just about pumping more oil.

Iran emerges from the shadows with huge untapped potential

Officials plan to increase oil production immediately by about 500,000 barrels per day. After that, the next priority is getting access to up to $150 billion of frozen assets to help rebuild an economy that analysts say has the potential to be the "G

Iran to buy more than 100 aircraft as boom time beckons

A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe's Airbus may be one of Iran's first big deals in a trade and investment boom that could reshape the economy of the Middle East

Iran sanctions end: Cheaper oil, more trade opportunities for India

The lifting of the sanctions on Iran will benefit India with lower oil prices and more opportunities for trade, according to experts. It should also bring the proposed India-Iran gas pipeline closer to reality

Door now open to foreign investments in Iran: Rouhani

The door has now opened to foreign investments in Iran, including for U.S. firms, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday

Iran eyes Russia for petrochemical exports

Iran is eyeing the Russian market for sales of petrochemical products as prices in Europe continue to fall with the decline in international crude and naphtha rates.

Iran discusses investment in foreign refineries

Iran has begun negotiations to buy shares in oil refineries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, a deputy oil minister was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.

‘Iran growth to outperform MENA states

Iran’s economic growth will outperform most of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in 2016 when sanctions are lifted, a Washington-based finance industry body says.

Iran to boost oil exports after sanctions are lifted

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it will export an additional 500,000 barrels of oil a day after sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal in a bid to reclaim its market share despite low prices

China's investment in Iran to grow by sanctions relief

TEHRAN – Iran’s commercial attaché in China has said there will be no concerns over the two countries’ trade after the removal of sanction estimating a widespread growth in China’s investment in Iran.

Rosneft to buy Essar Oil; Iran in talks to invest in refineries abroad post-sanctions

DUBAI: Iran has started negotiations to buy shares in oil refineries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, the deputy oil minister was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency on Tuesday

Germany to support investing in Iran

Foreign companies have lined up to take advantage of cooperation with Iran after the removal of international sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear energy program.

Iran prepares to open up to foreign oil companies

It is customary in Iran to refuse an offer several times before agreeing to take it, whether it be an invitation to tea or a business deal. Foreign energy companies are gearing up to play the same game of manners during negotiations over the terms of

Iran Deal Milestone Starts the Clock on Oil Sanctions Relief

World powers and Iran set the clock ticking Sunday on a landmark accord placing limits on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work in return for access to oil and financial markets.

This ex-Deutsche Bank tech expert quit his job to risk everything on Iran's coming economic boom

Iran's economy is set to get a once-in-a-generation boost when a deal to lift international sanctions gets finalized in a few months.

German government backs investment in Iran: Steinmeier

TEHRAN – The ground is ready for Iran and Germany to boost economic cooperation, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says, adding that to this end the German government will support any kind of investment in Iran.

Iran invites all, including US-based companies, to make oil, gas investments: Minister

Iranian Industry, Trade and Mining Minister Mohammad Reza Ne’matzadeh has said all global companies, including U.S.–based ones, can make oil and gas exploration investments in Iran, which has already identified 300 investment projects that will be an

Investors tread carefully on ending of Iran sanctions

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"Iran will be the biggest country to enter the (global) financial system since the break-up of the Soviet Unio

Banner Icon INVESTMENT Iranian and European business leaders gathered in Geneva Thursday to explore the massive opportunities expected to open up when years of biting sanctions against Tehran end, although experts warned huge challenges remained.

Iranian, European firms hobnob with eye on post-sanction bliss

Geneva (AFP) - Iranian and European business leaders gathered in Geneva Thursday to explore the massive opportunities expected to open up when years of biting sanctions against Tehran end, although experts warned huge challenges remained.

Novo Nordisk to build €70m plant in Iran

Novo Nordisk is to become the first western pharmaceuticals company to build a manufacturing plant in Iran, in a sign of confidence in the country’s economy after its nuclear deal with the US and other world powers.

Invest in Iran: SteelMin to producers

Iran has sought investments of nearly `50,000 crore in infra, including ports, railways, highways.

Volatility in the O&G market

Malaysia’s O&G industry had once experienced the positive impact of stable global oil prices as throughout 2013 and the first part of 2014, the local bourse (Bursa Malaysia) saw a rapid rise in the listing of O&G companies while O&G projects both dom

UAE banks to gain from open Iran

Longer-term business opportunities seen given Dubai's strength as a logistics hub.

JAPAN MIMICS EUROPEAN RUSH TO INVEST IN IRAN

By INU staff INU - In recent weeks, much emphasis has been given to the fact that European governments and businesses, including close trading partners with the US, have been pushing for early investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran now that it

Major port operator may invest in Iran’s Anzali

DP World, one of the biggest international port operators, is weighing investment in Iranian ports on the Caspian Sea and the country's south to tap their potentials for linking the Silk Road from China to Europe. Press TV

Investment in Iran’s Petrochemical Sector Could Reap Large Returns for Nimble Investors Willing to Stomach Significant Risk, IHS Says

ran offers low-cost feedstocks and access to large domestic and major foreign markets, but needs infrastructure and technology investments to grow

Iran and Pakistan: Back to Business

In the wake of the nuclear deal, the two countries get ready to do business.

Iran is a once in a lifetime opportunity for brave investors

Emerging market funds and international investors are gearing up to enter Iran once sanctions are pulled down writes Andrew Critchlow

Investing in Iran after the lifting of sanctions

Just a few days after hosting a historic deal between Iran and the world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme and lifting international sanctions, Vienna has been the venue for deals of a different kind.

Foreign investors try to tap into Iran

LONDON/NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - A few investors are racing to establish funds for Iran following last week's nuclear deal with world powers, and many others are tapping into multinationals already present in the $400 billion economy.

Iran: The oil and gas multibillion-dollar ‘candy store’

Lifting sanctions should open the way for major oil groups to return to the country, but negotiations will be tough

Billions up for grabs if nuclear deal opens Iran economy

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian investment banker Ramin Rabii says he shouted in joy when he learned that Tehran and world powers had reached a deal which promises to lift economic sanctions on Iran. Then he called colleagues to discuss the business implic

Tehran firm says to launch Iran's first index ETF

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Turquoise Partners, a Tehran-based investment firm, said it planned to launch Iran's first exchange-traded fund tracking a stock market index, ahead of the possible lifting of international sanctions on the country.

Awaiting the gold rush

THE currency traders plying the half-empty arrivals hall of Tehran’s international airport have a simple view of the nuclear talks that Iran’s government is conducting with assorted foreign powers. If a deal is made, one says, “the planes will come i

Iran Lures Investors Seeing Nuclear Deal Ending Sanctions

Hotel with his Farsi translator, sipping coffee with potential Iranian partners while discussing the price of soy fiber. No sooner do they vacate their armchairs than another group of besuited businessmen takes their place, this time conversing in It

Sanctions Eased, Iran Gets Feelers From Old Trading Partners

“Most companies want to scope out the landscape,” said Rouzbeh Pirouz, the chairman of a Tehran-based investment firm, Turquoise Partners. “But I don’t think many of them will actually sign contracts and start putting money into this place very quick

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